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Destination of mystery air force Hercules flight revealed

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was...

SANDF Chief in Cuba for South African soldiers’ graduation ceremonies

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, was in Cuba recently for three military graduation ceremonies where South African soldiers...

South African “tiffies” being shown the way by Cuban military mechanics

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The Cuba/South Africa exchange of military skills has not only seen qualified mechanics from the Caribbean island nation putting their skills to...

Guantanamo detainee released to Cabo Verde

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The U.S. Defense Department on Sunday announced that a long-held inmate at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, had been...

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

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Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied...

Cost of flying SANDF chief and “delegation” to Cuba close to...

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That close to half a million Rand can be spent on foreign air travel when key defence areas are being neglected,...

SANDF Chief visits Cuba, why asks the opposition

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party wants to know – and in full detail – why SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief,...

Guantanamo shrinking but Obama goal of closing prison still elusive

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Observed from behind a one-way mirror and heavy chain-link fence, a handful of bearded detainees in baggy t-shirts mill around inside a...

Solidarity not happy with Cuban technicians working on SA military vehicles

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Trade union Solidarity has criticised the Defence and Military Veterans Minister for her decision to outsource the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF)...

SANDF aims to repair 4 000 vehicles

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The South African Army is aiming to repair 4 200 of its vehicles under Operation Thusano, using Cuban technicians to work on...

Exclusive: Cuba now teaching flying and air traffic control to SA...

Cuban/South African military co-operation has ratcheted up another notch since the start of this month with 24 SA Air Force (SAAF) members...

White House says it is drafting plan to close Guantanamo

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The White House said on Wednesday it was in the final stage of drafting a plan for closing the Guantanamo prison for...

Aspiring South African military doctors studying in Cuba

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Twenty-five South Africans are currently in Cuba studying medicine compliments of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) SA Military Health Service (SAMHS). This...

Cuban technicians bringing SA Army trucks back to life

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Almost a hundred Cuban technicians are working with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to maintain and preserve Army, Air Force...

Cuba to send 165 health workers to fight Ebola in Africa

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Cuba is to send 165 healthcare workers to West Africa to help in the battle against the world's worst ever epidemic of...

Notes for Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms LN Sisulu,...

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Notes for Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms LN Sisulu, at the signing of the Agreement on Defence Cooperation between the...

Exclusive – Paris Club invites Cuba to resume debt talks

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Cuba's wealthiest creditors have decided to test President Raul Castro's pledge to improve the island's financial credibility by inviting his government to...

Chavez foes say his absence a security risk

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Venezuela's opposition said President Hugo Chavez's prolonged convalescence from cancer in Cuba put the country's security and sovereignty at risk and it...

Cuba begins war games with US invasion in mind

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Cuba began its biggest military manoeuvres in five years, saying they were needed to prepare for a possible invasion by the United...